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Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) for Sea Transport Professionals and Associates

Course Introduction

The Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) for Sea Transport Professionals and Associates aims to equip Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (“PMETs”) and Rank-and-File workers (“RnF”) to take on Sea Transport related job roles in the area of Port Operations and Services, Shipping, and Maritime Services.

The target beneficiaries are Singapore Citizens (SCs) or Singapore Permanent Residents (PRs) who are:

1. Mid-career individuals (including unemployed workers) who are seeking to acquire new skills in, or switch careers and take on Sea Transport related job roles
2. Employees currently employed in the Sea Transport Sector who are at risk of redundancy and seeking to acquire new skills for new/expanded role
3. Employees currently employed in the Sea Transport sector identified to undergo reskilling to ensure their relevance with the transforming landscape


Course Outline

Customised programmes are designed to cater to the 3 target beneficiaries above to ensure the individuals are equipped with relevant skills and competencies for a successful career conversion. The breakdown of training based on the different tracks under the programme is highlighted in the table below:

 New HiresRedeploymentJob Redesign (JR) Reskilling
PCP for Sea Transport Professionals (PMETs)

· Programme duration: 6 months

· Classroom training: 3 modules

(a) 1 core module (2-day “Shipping Industry Knowledge” under SP¹)

(b) 2 elective modules²

· On-the-Job Training (OJT)

· Programme duration: 6 months

· Classroom training: 1 elective module

· On-the-Job Training (OJT)

· Programme duration: 3 months

· Classroom training: 1 elective module

· On-the-Job Training (OJT)

PCP for Sea Transport Associates (RnF)

· Programme duration: 3 months

· Classroom training: 1 core module (2-day “Shipping Industry Knowledge” under SP)

· On-the-Job Training (OJT)

· Programme duration: 3 months

· Classroom training: 1 elective module

· On-the-Job Training (OJT)

· Programme duration: 3 months

· Classroom training: 1 elective module

· On-the-Job Training (OJT)

¹There are no fixed course dates/training schedules as class commencement is based on aggregated sign-ups by companies. Please contact SP for more information.

²Elective modules can be from MPA-approved training under Maritime Cluster Fund (MPA), courses accredited by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) or provided by PSA Institute.


Course Eligibility

Individuals

The Programme is open to all company-sponsored applicants (SCs and PRs) who meet the following General Eligibility Criteria:

(a) New Hires
· Graduated or completed National Service, whichever is later, at least two years prior at the point of application;
· Must not be in the same job role prior to joining the PCP;
· Have no bond obligation with any organisation. 

(b) Redeployment
· Graduated or completed National Service, whichever is later, at least two years prior at the point of application;
· Must not be in a similar job role within the same company prior to joining the PCP;
· Existing Full-Time employee with at least 1 year contract remaining at point of enrolment
· Has to take on new or expanded role in the company
Previous role cannot be replaced.

(c) Job Redesign (JR) Reskilling
· Graduated or completed National Service, whichever is later, at least two years prior at the point of application;
· Will remain in same job role but with and expanded job scope/changes in job title etc
· Existing Full-Time employee with at least 1 year contract remaining at point of enrolment
· Has to take on expanded role in the company.

Employers

· Be registered or incorporated in Singapore;
· Ensure that new hires cannot be:

· A shareholder of the PCP company, or its related companies;
· Related to the owner(s) of the PCP company; and
· Immediate ex-staff of PCP company or its related companies;

· Must offer the new hire a PMET/RnF job which is different from his previous employment and issue a valid permanent employment contract;
· Full-time contract employment must be at least 12 months;
· Conversions can be inter-sectoral or intra-sectoral³;
· Must be able to provide structured OJT training for the candidate.

³Inter-sectoral refers to a new job in a different sector, intra-sectoral refers to a different job in the same sector


Assumed Skills and Knowledge

Possess at least a NITEC/Higher NITEC/Diploma/Degree from any discipline.


Award / Certification / Accreditation

An e-Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who pass the assessment and meet at least 75% attendance rate.

List of Courses under SP

S/N Module TitleModule DurationFull Course Fees
(before GST,
before SSG funding)
Port Operations
1Basic Tanker Training -Oil, Chemical and Liquefied Gas Tankers75 hours$1,200
2LNG Bunkering Course (Management and Operational Level)32 hours$1,800
3LNG Bunkering Course (Support and Emergency Level)16 hours$1,000
Emerging Skills
1Maritime Cyber Security (Basic) Training Programme8 hours$280
2Robotic Process Automation10 hours$320
3Fundamentals of Cyber Security8 hours$350
4Fundamentals of Cyber Security8 hours$350
5Fundamentals of Data Analysis Using Excel16 hours$370
6Cyber Security for Non-IT Professionals16 hours$420
Shipping & Maritime Services
1Shipping Industry Knowledge14 hours$700
2Electrical Electronic and Control Engineering (New)16 hours$890
3Propulsion Plant & Machinery (New)16 hours$890
4Ship Seaworthiness & Pollution Prevention (New)16 hours$890
5Effective Maritime Communications Course (New)16 hours$890
6Maritime Logistics Course (New)16 hours$890
7Maritime Operations (New)16 hours$890
8Marine Crisis Management & Emergency Response Course (New)16 hours$890
9Management, Energy Efficient Operation of Ship Course (New)16 hours$890
10Maritime Risk Management and Incident Investigation Course (New)16 hours$890
11Navigation Auditor course16 hours$1,800

Funding Incentives – Course Fee Grants & Salary Support

Course Fee Grant

 Standard RateEnhanced Rate
PCP for Sea Transport Professionals (PMETs)70% of CF90% of CF
PCP for Sea Transport Associates (RnF)90% of CFNA

*Enhanced CFG rate - For SC/PR trainees sponsored by SMEs or Mature SC trainees only.

Salary Support - New Hires

(a) For new hires employed between 1 Sep 2020 to 30 Sep 2021

 Standard RateEnhanced Rate
PCP for Sea Transport Professionals (PMETs)• Up to 35% of Monthly Salary, capped at $2,000 per month
• Total cap: up to $24,000 per trainee
• Claim duration: 12 months
• Up to 45% of Monthly Salary, capped at $3,000 per month
• Total cap: up to $36,000 per trainee
• Claim duration: 12 months
PCP for Sea Transport Associates (RnF)• Up to 35% of Monthly Salary, capped at $1,000 per month
• Total cap: up to $6,000 per trainee
• Claim duration: 6 months
• Up to 45% of Monthly Salary, capped at $1,500 per month
• Total cap: up to $9,000 per trainee
• Claim duration: 6 months

(b) For new hires employed before 1 Sep 2020 and/or from 1 Oct 2021 onwards

 Standard RateEnhanced Rate
PCP for Sea Transport Professionals (PMETs)• Up to 70% of Monthly Salary, capped at $4,000 per month
• Total cap: up to $24,000 per trainee
• Claim duration: 6 months
• Up to 90% of Monthly Salary, capped at $6,000 per month
• Total cap: up to $36,000 per trainee
• Claim duration: 6 months
PCP for Sea Transport Associates (RnF)• Up to 70% of Monthly Salary, capped at $2,000 per month
• Total cap: up to $6,000 per trainee
• Claim duration: 3 months
• Up to 90% of Monthly Salary, capped at $3,000 per month
• Total cap: up to $9,000 per trainee
• Claim duration: 3 months

Salary Support - Redeployment/JR Reskilling

 Standard RateEnhanced Rate
PCP for Sea Transport Professionals (PMETs)• Up to 70% of Monthly Salary, capped at $4,000 per month
• Total cap: up to $24,000 per trainee
• Claim duration: 6 months
• Up to 90% of Monthly Salary, capped at $6,000 per month
• Total cap: up to $36,000 per trainee
• Claim duration: 6 months
PCP for Sea Transport Associates (RnF)• Up to 70% of Monthly Salary, capped at $2,000 per month
• Total cap: up to $6,000 per trainee
• Claim duration: 3 months
• Up to 90% of Monthly Salary, capped at $3,000 per month
• Total cap: up to $9,000 per trainee
• Claim duration: 3 months

⁺ LTU is defined as being unemployed and seeking employment for 6 months or more

* Mature trainee is defined as aged ≥40 years old

 

Application Procedure

Companies who are keen to sign up for the PCP Sea Transport for Professionals and Associate programme can submit your application here: TBA

Interested candidates who are interested join this programme can submit your application here: TBA

Only eligible candidates who are shortlisted by SP and hosting companies will be notified to attend interviews.

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